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BRUNNENDIAETETIK

By: Ammon, Friedrich August von

Price: $39.94

Publisher: Leipzig, Weidmann: 1841

Edition: Fourth Edition

Seller ID: 38871

Condition: Very Good


xvi, 256 pages; Anweisungen zum zweckmässigen Gebrauche der Gesundbrunnen und Mineralbäder Deutschlands. Contemporary (publisher's?) plum-colored ribbed cloth, spine lettered in gilt, pale yellow endpapers. Minor insect damage to a smalll portion of the spine, rubbing to the tail of the spine, otherwise a clean and sound copy of this scarce little guide to the mineral waters and spas of Germany. Vierte Auflage. This same fourth edition is the only one to appear in the OCLC World Catalogue (3 locations only). ; Experience the pleasure of reading and appreciating this actual printed item. I... View more info

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De la Generation des Vers dans le Corps de l'Homme - Tome Second (only)

By: Andry de Bois-Regard, Nicolas

Price: $54.94

Publisher: Paris, La Veuve Alix : Lambert & Durand: 1741

Edition: Third Edition

Seller ID: 40287

Condition: Very Good


Vol. 2; De la nature et des especes de cette maladie; des moyens de s'en preserver et de la guerir. Troisiemme edition, considérablement augmentée, & formant un ouvrage nouveau. Volume 2 only. Contents clean and tight in contemporary 18th century full mottled calf binding with five raised bands at spine and extensive gilt decorative stamping in compartments, leather titles label at spine with gilt lettering, marbled endpapers, all edges red. Leather beginning to split at hinge, but text still securely bound, wear at corners and spine ends. Bibliotheca Walleriana, 417; Heirs of Hippocra... View more info

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The World is at your Door

By: Anonymous

Price: $44.94

Publisher: Kansas City, TWA - Trans World Airline: 1946

Seller ID: 37121

Condition: Very Good


A quadri-fold broadsheet, richly illustrated and printed in tones of red, tan, blue and black. Dated on the TWA copyright slug in the margin: "March, 1946." This handsomely designed sheet was issued to promote TWA's stunning proposal to offer a round-the-world air service. The routes already approved by the Civil Aeronautics Board are in depicted in bold red lines; the proposed routes to complete the circumnavigation service were added in dotted lines. After breaking Pan American World Airways' legal designation as the United States' sole international carrier, TWA began trans-Atla... View more info

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Workshop Manual, Hillman Minx Mark III, IV & V Saloon, Convertible, Coupe, Estate Car

By: Anonymous

Price: $19.94

Publisher: Coventry, UK, Hillman Motor Car Company: 1952

Seller ID: 38585

Condition: Good+


Publisher's green-grey boards, backed with red cloth and lettered in black. A decent copy of the original edition of this shop manual, published as Rootes Group WSM 103. The text is clean and unmarked and tight in its binding. The folding charts and plates are undamaged, but the thin paper stock for these is somewhat toned. The large folding plate at rear is fine. Marks to the endpapers, minor cover soil. And, although this copy is tight and unmarked by the usual marks from greasy and desparate fingers, there is some unpleasant insect (?) damage to the sizing of the red cloth spine. ; E... View more info

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GEREFORMEERDE DYCK - RECHTEN VAN THIELRE ENDE BOMMELRE - WEERDEN

By: Anonymous

Price: $499.94

Publisher: Arnhem, By Die Weduwe Van Joh: Frederick Hagen: 1683

Seller ID: 39017

Condition: Very Good


100 pages; Small 4to: Unpaginated -- 50 leaves. At the end, there is a separately paginated appendix -- "Contract Over het opmaaken van doorgebrooke Dihken in Boemelerweerd, waervan mentie word gemaekt Cap. XVI. Van de Gereformeerde Dihkrechten ..." 7 & [1, blank] pp. Uncut, in contemporary pattern-printed paper covered boards, backed with dark red sheep. The spine is rubbed (much color is lost) -- and the main text is printed on paper which shows considerable browning throughout. (The 8-page appendix at the end is not affected by this browning) . A scarce book about the laws concernin... View more info

PHARMACOPOEA BORUSSICA

By: Anonymous

Price: $149.94

Publisher: Berolini [Berlin], Rudolphus Decker: 1846

Seller ID: 41511

Condition: Very Good


xiv, [2], 312 pages; Contemporary half plum-colored diced calf (or roan leather) , over pattern-printed boards, flat spine paneled with pairs of gilt rules, title lettered in gilt in the second panel. Plain endpapers moderately foxed, as are the first and last few leaves -- most of the text has only light scattered foxing and faint browning to a few leaves. Sixth revised edition of this important Prussian parmacopoea, first published in 1799. See Schelenz 728: [Schlelenz, Geschichte der Pharmazie -- "Gegenüber der editio quinta von 1829 erweitert, neu gegliedert (nämlich alphabetisch) un... View more info

Hotel Meurice, Paris - Wrought Iron Lift [Postcard]

By: Anonymous

Price: $14.94

Publisher: Paris, R. Richard & Company: 1920

Seller ID: 42211

Condition: Very Good


1 pages; This vintage black & white postcard depicts the fabulous wrought iron elevator and operator in the luxurious Hotel Meurice in Paris. No date, but likely before 1935. Originally established in the early 19th century, the Hotel Meurice underwent a major interior renovation between 1905 and 1907 under the direction of the architect Henri Paul Nénot, winner of the Grand Prix de Rome. For interior decoration, the Louis XVI style prevailed in this revamping, and they installed an innovative wrought iron lift, designed after the sedan chair used by Marie Antoinette. View more info

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Golden Gate Bridge and Bay Bridge Construction Brochures (Eight brochures, each with a large photographic image)

By: Associated Oil Company

Price: $84.94

Publisher: San Francisco, Associated Oil Company: 1934

Edition: First Edition

Seller ID: 40318

Condition: Very Good-


Collection of brochures with printed photographic images marking the step-by-step construction of the San Francisco Bay and the Golden Gate Bridges. OCLC: 794190814 (citing only 3 libraries with entries). The two-leaf brochures are printed on laid paper with the watermark "U.S.A. -- Rising Red" of B.D. Rising Paper Company of Housatonlc, Massachusetts. The gravure photographic images measure 24 cm x 18.75cm (full brochure leaf measures 30.5cm x 23.5cm) Of the original twelve brochures, eight are offerred here are: no. 1. Challenge; no. 3. Ayala's Return; no. 5. Colossus of the Pa... View more info

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Aerial Circus (Two leaf brochures with a large photographic image of Oakland Bay Bridge under construction)

By: Associated Oil Company

Price: $19.94

Publisher: San Francisco, Associated Oil Company: 1934

Edition: First Edition

Seller ID: 40319

Condition: Very Good


Golden Gate Bridge and Bay Bridge Construction Brochures ; Vol. 8; No. 8 of a collection of brochures with printed photographic images marking the step-by-step construction of the San Francisco Bay and the Golden Gate Bridges. OCLC: 794190814 (citing only 3 libraries with entries). The two-leaf brochures are printed on laid paper with the watermark from B.D. Rising Paper Company of Housatonlc, Massachusetts. The gravure photographic image measures 24 cm x 18.75cm (full brochure leaf measures 30.5cm x 23.5cm) This is no. 8. Aerial Circus. View more info

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THE RAILROAD STORY - Science, Research, and Railroad Progress

By: Association of American Railroads

Price: $6.94

Publisher: Washington, DC, Association of American Railroads: 1959

Edition: First Edition

Seller ID: 37004

Condition: Near Fine


31 pages. Profusely illustrated with photographs and drawings. History of railroads, technological innovations, etc. Wonderful historic photographs. Clean, nice, no tears, no marks. OCLC: 21710039 ; Experience the pleasure of reading and appreciating this actual printed item. It has its own physical history that imbues it with a character lacking in ephemeral electronic renderings. View more info

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Etude sur les divers becs employés pour l'éclairage au gaz et recherches des conditions les meilleures pour sa combustion

By: Audouin, Paul & Paul Bérard

Price: $99.99

Publisher: Paris, Mallet-Bachelier: 1862

Edition: First Edition; First Printing

Seller ID: 40544

Condition: Good


75 & 2 folding pl pages; A much-used copy, with the bookplate of the Scientific Library of the United States Patent Office, for whom this was once bound in half leather over marbled boards. The front cover has a crude repair along the gutter margin with fabric, and this repair also forms the repaired inner hinge; the backstrip is missing - revealing just plain paper backing at the spine, and the rear board is now missing. The title page is crowded with the Patent Office's perforated stamp, and its oval accession stamp in blue ink and another in blind. The large letters "CANCELLED"... View more info

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Beiträge zur Kenntnis des Sulfitzellstoff-Verfahrens

By: Bergson, Carl Rud[olf].

Price: $34.99

Publisher: Biberach an der Riss [Germany], Güntter-Staib Verlag: 1937

Edition: First Edition

Seller ID: 40549

Condition: Very Good


viii & 61 pages; Publisher's tan cloth, front cover and spine lettered in white (in Roman letters). A clean copy. There is a typewritten slip mounted with clear tape to the front free endpaper: "This Book is Evidence in the Case Entitled / Rudolf Weiler, WAS / ESPIONAGE* G / BUREAU FILE 100-41401 / Do not damage or destroy." The same free endpaper is signed "Rudolf Weiler" in ink at the head. Also stamped across this leaf, partially affecting the typewritten slip is the red ink Library of Congress Surplus-Duplicate stamp. [Printed books and pamphlets from various Governmen... View more info

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ANALYSES COMPARATIVES DES CENDRES D'Un Grand Nombre De Végétaux Suivies De L'Analyse De Différentes Terres Végétales

By: Berthier, M. P

Price: $39.94

Publisher: Paris, Bouchard-Huzard: 1854

Seller ID: 38853

Condition: Very Good+


131 pages; Extrait des Mémoires de la Société impériale et centrale d'agriculture, Chimie Agricole. Quarter calf over marbled boards, marbled endpapers. Raised bands with gilt lettering and accent lines. LC release stamp on first blank. Leather lightly rubbed at head & tail of spine. ; Experience the pleasure of reading and appreciating this actual printed item. It has its own physical history that imbues it with a character lacking in ephemeral electronic renderings. View more info

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Engine Room Operation for 15800 Ton Displacement with Clean Bottom

By: Bethlehem Steel Co.

Price: $19.94

Publisher: Quincy, Bethlehem Steel Co.: 1940

Seller ID: 39225

Condition: Very Good


CA 68-75; 4, 2 pages; Clean and secure in original stapled printed wrappers. Handbook for engine operation of a 15800 ton displacement engine. Four pages and two larger folding tables with guidelines for operational settings for the turbine. Date is a guess as none is printed in this item. View more info

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A THEORETICAL AND PRACTICAL ARITHMETIC ... Enlarged, and adapted to the use of Young Traders, Bankers, &c. by F. Payrard

By: Bezout, Etienne

Price: $74.94

Publisher: New York, Samuel S. Wood: 1825

Edition: First American Edition

Seller ID: 39056

Condition: Very Good-


236 pages; Translated from the French, improved and adapted to the currency of the United States by Noble Heath. Quarter black leather over grey-green boards. Old pencil notes on endpapers, former owner's names, light rubbing. Mathematician Etienne Bezout (1739-1783) spent many years as a teacher and examiner of young naval officers; his published works include practical handbooks on the elementary mechanics and mathematics necessary for ballistics or navigation as well as more theoretical works of pure algebra and the theory of equations. This work was adapted by Peyrard for the use of stoc... View more info

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FLORA ACONIENSIS sue Plantarum in Novariensi Provincia sponte nascentium descriptio.

By: Biroli, Joanne ; ( Novariensi )

Price: $274.94

Publisher: Typographia Viglevanensi: 1808

Edition: First Edition

Seller ID: 39077

Condition: Near Fine


xxiv, 218; 261 pages; Quarter calf over marbled boards. Two volumes bound as one. ; Experience the pleasure of reading and appreciating this actual printed item. It has its own physical history that imbues it with a character lacking in ephemeral electronic renderings. View more info

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Schreiben des Herrn Ignatz von Born ... an Herrn Franz Grafen von Kinsky ... ueber einen ausgebrannten Vulkan bey der Stadt Eger in Böhmen

By: Born, Ignaz von

Price: $449.99

Publisher: Prag [Prague], bey Wolfgang Gerle,: 1773

Edition: First Edition

Seller ID: 39271

Condition: Very Good-


16 pages; Unbound (possibly extracted from a volume). Very light soiling to the title page and final page. Ignaz von Born [1742-1791] was a mineralogist and metallurgist, who became a significant figure in botany, and other branches of natural history. He was also a prominent freemason, (whose writing influenced Mozart, both as a mason, and as a major source for the structure and intellectual foundations of "The Magic Flute." Indeed, some writers suggest that Born was the inspiration for the role of Sarastro). Born was also a satirist, and an influential anti-clerical writer. Wik... View more info

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CATALOGUE DES PLANTES DE FRANCE, de Suisse et de Belgique

By: Camus, E. G

Price: $74.94

Publisher: Paris, Dupont, Lechevalier: 1888

Edition: First Edition

Seller ID: 39078

Condition: Very Good


vii, (1), 325, (1) pages; Camus was a member of the Societe Botanique de France, laureat of the Academie des Science and a Pharmacien de Premiere Classe. He is perhaps best known for his work with Orchids and also Bamboo. This was the first catalogue of the flora of France to appear after that of Grenier and Godron in 1855. The text is printed only in one column leaving the other blank for the addition of the reader's own notes and observations (though none have been entered). Modern plain gray boards with printed spine label, original green wrappers bound in. ; Experience the pleasure of read... View more info

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BOTANICON GALLICUM seu Synopsis Plantarum in Flora Gallica descriptarum - Two Volume Set

By: Candolle, Augustin Pyramidus de ; [ J. E. Duby ]

Price: $299.94

Publisher: Paris, Desray: 1828

Seller ID: 39079

Condition: Very Good


Editio secunda. Ex herbariis et schedis candollianis propriisque digestum a J. E. Duby Two volume set published 1828 and 1830. Davy de Virville 245. Pritzel 1470. Red spines over marbled boards with black leather spine labels lettered in gilt, marbled endpapers. 19th century engraved heraldic bookplate of Adolphe Toulouse on front pastedown of each volume. Contents clean and secure in bindings; bindings rubbed at extremities, spine label of second volume chipped at corner, label removed from rear endpaper of second volume, text blocks clean & tight. Augustin Pyramus de Candolle (1778 – 1... View more info

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THE PRIVATE LIFE OF GALILEO Compiled principally from his correspondence and that of his eldest daughter, SISTER MARIA CELESTE, Nun in the Franciscan Convent of St. Matthew, in Arcetri

By: Celeste, Sister Maria

Price: $34.94

Publisher: Boston, Nichols and Noyes: 1870

Edition: First American Edition

Seller ID: 42125

Condition: Very Good-


300 pages; Contents clean and secure in original brown cloth binding with faded gilt lettering at spine, cloth chipped at spine ends and lower corners. Original owner's name in pencil on ffep and at top of tp "George T. Custer / May 1870 / Ohio" Faint stain affecting first opposing blank pages. Topics include: Death of Galileo's Father. Family Circumstances. Letter of Madonna Giulia. Of Livia Galilei. Difficulties. His Brother. Letter to his Mother. Michelangelo. Galilei's Behavior. His Sister Virginia, etc. A fascinating look into Galileo's personal life. View more info